Q: First tell us something about yourself?
I am a 25 year old native of NY with years of experience in early childhood education. This year I published and released my first children’s book, “How Helena Got Her name”. It is now in all ELA classrooms K-12 in the Middletown City School District.
Q: How and when did your journey start as a writer?
My journey as a writer began as a teenager and started only with poetry.
Q: When did you write your first story? Is it published or not?
I wrote my first story when I was 19 years old and published my first book in September of this year.
Q: Tell us something more about your books?
My book is centered around inclusion and representation.
Q: How did these stories and characters come to your mind?
Growing up I didn’t have any books with characters in them who looked like me. When developing my story, I wanted all children to feel included and represented.
Q: Do you want to leave any message for your readers?
Feeling like there isn’t a place for you doesn’t make you an outcast, it makes you the one called to create one! May all your dreams stay big!